Benefits, Payroll and Retirement
Find information about your King County employee benefits, payroll, and retirement.
King County provides comprehensive benefits and services to eligible employees, retirees, and their dependents through strategic planning, negotiation, and implementation of benefit programs. Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations is here to help you with your medical, vision, and dental plan options; life and disability insurance; medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts; leave programs; payroll; and retirement planning.
King County will now pay you to volunteerKing County now offers employees an additional way to support our communities. Eligible employees may now use up to three days of sick leave each year to volunteer at any local school or any nonprofit organization participating in the King County Employee Giving Program. For more information, go to School volunteer leave on the Taking Leave page.
Domestic partner coverage changesEffective Jan. 1, 2018, King County no longer offers employee benefits to unmarried partners and their children unless a state-registered domestic partnership has been established. This applies to most union groups and all non-represented employees. For more information, see the Domestic Partnership FAQ or contact Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations.